How do you keep driving the bus when the passengers are out of control?

The other day my friend Kat sent a group text of an audio recording of an intense screaming match she was witnessing on a bus in Chicago.  It was night time, and raining, the bus was late, everyone was on edge, she was exhausted, and her last nerve was being tested. All she wanted was […]

What if you brought your whole self into the conversation?

I co-led a workshop today on the topic of receiving feedback. I was reminded of the many ways I’ve made it difficult for people in my past to give me feedback. (I can’t tell you how many times my mom told me that she’d like to “wipe that smirk off my face.”) Most leaders want […]

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Have you found the power in your shame?

Okay, first of all, how in the hell is it the end of September already?  I know we can have a deeper conversation than one about time or the weather, but I just need to commiserate with you a bit on the fact that it’s fall, and I feel like I didn’t create many summer […]


I caught myself going down a rabbit hole again just now.  I don’t subscribe to Apple News, but I get on it almost daily and look at the headlines. And before I know it, I’m deep into an article that just moments before I wouldn’t have even known to be interested in. This time it […]

Here’s one of my favorite things to do with my clients.

I help people rewrite their stories so they can experience true freedom.  Sound lofty, doesn’t it?  But here’s what I’ve learned over the years through coaching… We get trapped in our stories. We create stories of our experiences with challenges or difficulties, and we end them as victim stories. We tell those stories over and […]

Get Yourself an Awesome Squad

You know, when you’re trying to do that thing, you know, that thing that scares you. And your mental gremlins come out to play, and they start popping off with thoughts like… “Who are you to do this?” “No one is going to believe you can pull this off!” “You’re never going to do this […]